The Ideal Window Treatments For Your Garage In San Antonio

Tyler Jorgensen

When thinking about your San Antonio house’s window treatments, many folks will forget about the garage. After all, you generally only use the garage when you use your car, and then you might be hurrying to work or hauling groceries into the house. But if you use a garage-based workshop or gym, you know that sunlight can reflect off of dust, exhaust, and wood shavings. You also might want to put some sort of window treatment in those garage windows so no one can guess your at-home status.

Choosing a window treatment for the garage in San Antonio can be hard. There’s a lot to consider regarding style, durability, and performance. The coverings should try to complement the rest of your windows while still being easy to use, even when the windows are located in a hard to reach spot. Ultimately, your window coverings should be easy to clean.  

And with these details in play, what are the best window treatments for your garage in San Antonio?

Faux Wood Plantation Shutters Are Perfect In The Garage

Small Windows in a San Antonio Garage with Polywood Shutters 

Faux wood plantation shutters meet all your needs, making them the best garage window treatments. Shutters have plenty of sophistication, but still are stable enough for the garage. You open and close the shutters via a center tilt rod, which is simpler than grappling with cords in a poorly lit and crowded space. Shutters even provide some energy efficiency to the one space that struggles with the most heat loss.

Faux wood plantation shutters are also easy to keep clean. All the muck that comes into the garage can build up on your shutters.  The good news is you can get a damp rag and quickly wipe your faux wood plantation shutters and they will always look great. A quality faux wood, like Polywood, also means that your plantation shutters shouldn’t chip, crack, warp or split -- especially if your garage is wet or exposed to extreme temperatures.

What Window Coverings Do You Avoid For Your Garage In San Antonio?

While plantation shutters are definitely the best window covering for your garage, you may be thinking about using a cheaper product. However, that might not be the best idea, even for a dirty space.

First, avoid anything that makes use of fabric. Cloth coverings, like curtains or Roman shades, will take in all the odors and grime from your car’s exhaust pipe.  After a short time, the treatment will start to look oily. You can change out the gross treatments with new ones, but you’ll just get more oily curtains.

Vinyl blinds may also look appealing, as they are readily available and ready to install. But don’t overlook the punishment internal cords take in your high-moisture garage. Just like cloth coverings, the cords on vinyl window treatments will begin to take in excess moisture and become dilapidated.  Extreme heat and humidity can even disintegrate the vinyl slats! Eventually those vinyl blinds will lose slats or become permanently slanted to one side. Now you give up all curb appeal with your garage seeming like a tornado has pulled down the vinyl blinds.  

Sunburst Can Help You Improve Your Garage With Polywood Shutters

Let Sunburst help you pick the ideal window treatments for your garage windows by showing you our line of Polywood plantation shutters. We will demonstrate to you how intuitive these coverings are to open and clean, and how they improve your garage’s curb appeal. Call 210-876-0377 today or fill out the form below for your in-home consultation.